Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Author Interview + Contest: Tracy Deebs

Today's guest of honor is debut author Tracy Deebs, the lovely woman behind Tempest Rising. You know, the one with the gorgeous cover of the mermaid with the awesome tattoo, where the main character is a half mermaid? Yeah. That one. So welcome, Tracy!

If you could be any supernatural creature, what would you choose?

A mermaid, of course! Or a dragon—I totally have a thing for dragons as well. But I’d want to be a purple dragon, or maybe a red one.

What is Kona’s favorite thing about Tempest?

He loves her courage, how strong she is, no matter what. And the fact that she plunges into the ocean, becoming what she has feared and hated for so long, just to save him …. What’s a guy not to love?

You find Narnia in the back of your closet! What do you do?

Explore, what else? Seriously, who wouldn’t want to leap into Narnia for a few hours, just to see what it’s really like? But then, I do things like that. Very often, I leap before I look.

What god/goddess would be your nemesis?

My nemesis? Hmmmm …. Well, they’re not really goddesses, but I have to choose the Three Fates. Anyone who knows me knows that I’m not joking when I say Fate is out to get me. My best friend says my life is a soap opera (she’s not far off) and other friends often comment that I’m the reason Murphy’s Law exists.

What kind of cake would you describe yourself as?

Black Forest Cake. I’m find of sweet and frothy, love to decorate myself with all the trappings, but underneath the ornate outside there’s a pretty solid base.

How about you? What kind of cake would you be? Leave a comment for a chance to win a fun spa/pedicure kit, including nail polish in Tempest purple ;)

Contest is US only, and ends May 20.


  1. Chocolate mousse cake. And then id eat myself. Sigh.

    Lindsaycummings20 at yahoo dot com

  2. Great interview!


  3. Great interview- you always ask such interesting questions! :)

    Hmm... if I was a cake, I'd be a victoria sponge-- airy fairy on the outside, with some heavy cream & jam substance on the inside, and a sprinkling of sweetness on top!

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  5. Oh I would be a Red Velvet Cake...deliciously sweet that warms like velvet with an even better icing.

    Yeahhh :)

    ★ Leila

    Withinpages @ hotmail dot com

  6. Great interview. I would be coconut creme cake. Tempest Rising sounds wonderful. Love the cover.

  7. Hmmmm... angel food cake. All light and sinful with no need for extra fluff *winks*

    robin [at] intensewhisper [dot] com

  8. Chocolate silk cake....yum.

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  9. I'm a chocolate ugly. I may not sound pretty, but once you taste me, you'll realize I'm the best thing since sliced bread.

    Love that you changed the god/dess question; it's a nice twist!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  10. Have to agree with Robin, definitely angel food cake. What else for a ten-year-old. Though my favorite type of cake is chocolate:)

    Great Giveaway!!!

  11. I would be a cheesecake!! I'd love to be entered to win this prize.

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    mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

  12. Chocolate, with chocolate buttercream frosting, and a chocolate pudding center, with chocolate bits on top and chocolate crumbs on the side.

    Whoa...better stop...getting chocolate dizzy...

    meredithfl at gmail dot com

  13. mmm I love me the cheesecake so that is what I would be. tempest Rising sounds like an amazing tale :)
    terilhack at yahoo dot com

  14. I have been wanting at new mermaid read for awhile and I think I found it in Tempest Rising. The blurb from the book that I saw online was just fantastic.
    As for a cake, I am strawberry shortcake all the way! In just a few more weeks strawberries will be in season and I will glutton myself out on them.

    kasuranna at yahoo dot com

  15. chocolate cake anytime....

  16. I would be chocolate cake with nuts, because I can be a little nutty at times.

  17. I would be Chocolate Torte Cake :) edysicecreamlover18ATgmailDOTcom thanks for this great giveaway

  18. Oh yumm, I'd be a Strawberry cheesecake!

  19. Great interview!
    As for what cake I would be I would have to say Red Velvet cake.

  20. This is hard. I think that I would be a Johny Hosher cake (Picnic cake)- made on a cookie sheet, chocolate cake that's very light with this fab icing on top - lots of nuts! Yea that's me.


  21. I think I'd be a Rum Cake, I drink to much rum anyways might as well be that type of cake.


  22. If I was cake, I'd be a beautifully iced fudgey chocolate devil cake...Deliciously innocent-looking on the outside, and sinfl and tempting (devilish) on the inside.

  23. I would be English Trifle, yummy cream with straberries and kiwi because I am a bit fruity from time to time. LOL

    Thanks for the amazing contest!

  24. I'd be a yellow cake with shredded coconut and vanilla frosting. And then I would attempt to eat myself.

  25. I'd be creme brule :) It's sweet, yet not overdone, and has an interesting texture xD

    Great question!!

  26. Strawberry shortcake :)
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  27. I would be strawberry ice cream cake! LOL I've never actually had it, but it sounds DELICIOUS :)

  28. I would be a chocolate, peanut butter, banana cake which I always have for my b-day. Its Yummy!

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